1. When we first entered our third floor hotel room, Scott went to the window and opened the curtains. He proclaimed that we had indeed arrived in heaven. I went to the window to see what on earth led him to such a revelation. Right there in perfect sight from our hotel window was the biggest Best Buy store sign ever.
2. Right next door to our hotel was a Sweet Tomatoes restaurant. Now I know it’s not fancy schmancy dining, but oh how I love salad. Especially when there is celery and purple cabbage. It’s very hard to find a salad or a salad bar that offers celery these days. Yum, yum, crunch, crunch. I love celery. Thank you Sweet Tomatoes. I made Scott eat there before we walked over to Best Buy. We have a great give and take relationship, you know.
3. All the Queen Anne’s lace growing wild on the interstate byways. Beautiful. We don’t have that around here and I miss it.
4. In the small, rural town we live in, the closest thing we get to anyone with a foreign accent is the local Mexican restaurant. Being in the big city and almost always within earshot of a language or accent other than our every day Southern English made me feel a little more connected to the rest of the world. It was as if, for a couple of days anyway, I was not secluded in the little town that is two weeks from everywhere.
5. The Apple computer store and all the smart little children who work there. Amazing. Children, mere children! And smart ones too. Aren’t there child labor laws or something out there? Just kidding….but I wouldn’t be surprised, though, if they didn’t even pay these kids. They seemed to love it so much they would do probably do it for free. Oh, child, teach me to be like you!
There was so much more, but those are the top 5.
Twenty-two years down, now working on #23 and wherever that takes us.
You will be blessed in the city and blessed in the country.